Posts Tagged ‘Watches’

Gadgets, Watches

Another stunning (but mostly completely baffling) watch from Tokyoflash

By Stefano on March 5th, 2013

tokyoflash

We really love Tokyoflash Japan and their genius watches. They look amazing, but can we use them to tell the time? – well nah, but who cares.

The company has just released its latest community designed watch, Kisai X, which is apartment based on a concept that the company published on its Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog which was submitted jointly by Firdaus Rohman from Malaysia and Heather Sable from America.

It describes the watch this way.

“Sharp lines of LED light shining through the dark pyramid lens appear to be a secret code. They are in fact regular numbers that present the digital time in an easy to read way. Inspired by cryptography, Kisai X features time, date, alarm and animation mode. Can you decode the time?”

It is available in black or silver polished stainless steel with a blue, green or red LED display and you use its USB connection to recharge it. It is on sale now for $99 (€75, £65) from here.



Celeb style, Watches

David Beckham becomes new face of Breitling watches

By shinychris on November 14th, 2012

Beckham and Breitling

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He’s more commonly seen wearing Rolexes, like the Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Watch, but now the part time LA Galaxy footballer and style icon David Beckham has been named the face of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch (phew that’s a mouthful). Launched earlier this year, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime is equipped with the new Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05and features a double disk enabling permanent readings of the time in all 24 timezones – handy if you are the globe trotting Beckham I’m sure.

Shot o the runway of the Mojave Air & Space Port in California by  renowned American photographer Anthony Mandler the striking images below show Beckham standing in front of a private jet wearing his Transocean Chronograph Unitime watch. “I’ve always been a long-time admirer of Breitling”, said David Beckham. “As a company they create not only the highest-performance watches but also timeless designs that have inspired generations. It was a natural choice for me to partner with this fantastic brand.”

Unfortunately not everyone on Breitling’s Facebook‘s page is so enthusiastic about Beckham’s endorsement, one writing ‘That’s 150 odd years of reputation down the drain’ and another ‘It’s time to change the brand of watches’ Oh well can’t please everyone.



News, Watches

Eric Clapton’s ultra-rare Patek Philippe 2499 wristwatch is up for auction

By Gerald Lynch on October 30th, 2012

The Patek Philippe 2499 is like the Holy Grail of wristwatches, the sort of timepiece enthusiasts would happily dive in-front of marauding boulder, Indiana Jones style, in order to acquire. Perhaps the rarest wristwatch in the world, and also regarded by many experts as the finest ever made too, it’s about to go up for sale at Christies in Geneva on November 12th, something few believed would ever happen.

Like all great antiquities, the story of the Patek Philippe 2499 is an intriguing one. One of only a pair ever made back in 1989 at the personal request of Patek owner and former brand president Philipe Stern (the other sits in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva), it was never intended to be sold, but fell into the hands of an unknown-private collector, thought never to be seen again.

But that collector is now parting with his ultra-valuable wristwatch. And that collector happens to be rock ‘n’ roll legend Eric Clapton, adding a priceless element of mystique to an already exquisite item.

This is before you even consider the quality of the watch itself. A Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph (Reference 2499) cased in platinum, the most valuable metal in the world, it’s considered the finest watch from the world’s best wristwatch manufacturer at the height of their powers.

It’s therefore a watch sale quite unlike any other.

So what should you expect to pay for a unique slice of design history? Somewhere between  £1.5 million and £3 million are the current conservative estimates.



Accessories, Watches

Burberry combines British design with Swiss craftsmanship in new collection The Britain

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 10th, 2012

Here at Brandish we’re always debating ‘what makes the man’. Of course we don’t expect the men of Britain to be dressed like James Bond all day every day (OK we do a little…), but we’re great believers that accessories is a great way to stay stylish even on the odd off day.

One of our favourite new additions to the world of accessories comes from British heritage label Burberry which has just released its new watch collection: The Britain. Offering ‘a powerful balance of modernity and tradition, mixing strong attitude and innovative design with elegant craftsmanship’ The Britain has been designed in (you guessed it!) Britain and hand-finished by master artisans in Biel, Switzerland. This collection truly captures the spirit of Burberry, celebrating its heritage and culture – it takes inspiration from the iconic trench coat – yet fitting perfectly in with the lifestyle of the modern man. We think even Bond would like to get his hands on one of these…

Take a look at the complete collection here and below are images that gives us a glimpse into how The Britain was made.



News, Watches

Casio mark 30th anniversary of G-Shock brand with fire red watch line

By Gerald Lynch on August 14th, 2012

Casio are preparing for quite the anniversary. April 13th 2012 will mark the 30th birthday of the brand’s popular chunky G-Shock wristwatch line.

To mark the occasion, Casio are to release three fire-red limited edition watches. The sturdy Mudman G-9330A, Frogman GF-8230A and DW-6930A have all been given a devilish makeover, a bold look for a bold brand that’s consistently pushed watch design to its limits.

Etched with the special 30th Anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze and finished with gold tint, they’ll land in a special commemorative tin sometime around September.

More than anything, it’s hard to believe the G-Shock brand is now nearly 30 years old, and how the classic look is stills stylish. Just take a look at the first ever G-Shock model pictured below, the DW-5000C-1A. Despite launching in April 1983, the G-Shock line still retains many of the details established so many years ago:

 



features, Watches

The Grande Seconde Watch by J.Crew x Mougin & Piquard

By Laura on November 15th, 2011

J.Crew and luxury watch retailer Tourneau recently teamed up to reproduce a pair vintage styled watches based on sketches from Parisian watchmaker Mougin & Piquard’s archive.

The watches clearly reflect J.Crew’s design sensibilities while borrowing its style from the pilot watches of the ’20s. The Grand Seconde Watch collection features beautiful outer dials displaying minutes and seconds, accompanied by an inner dial showing the hour. These limited edition watches, handcrafted in Switzerland, are available at J.Crew for $425 USD.



Accessories, Collaborations, features, Watches

The Terry Richardson Casio Collaboration

By Laura on September 28th, 2011

Terry Richardson, yeah the pervy guy behind American Apparel, recently released a double book, called “Mom & Dad.” To launch the book, the world acclaimed photographer Richardson, is exhibiting picture of his parents at the Colotte in Paris.

The exhibition is joined by a small pop-up store, which includes a selection of products such as t-shirts, G-shock and BabyG Casio watches. Despite what we may think of Richardson, these watches are pretty damn cool. The watches come in a brilliant red plaid, mimicking his trademark button-down shirts.

Mom & Dad is being held at Colette now through November 5 and you can purchase the time pieces online and in store today.



Accessories, Watches

Casio G-Shock GRX-5600B-2JF

By Laura on March 31st, 2011

Ahead of the G-shock West launch tonight in Seven Dials, London, I decided to do a little research and check out some of their latest watches. To be honest I was not really expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. One of my favourites is the G-Shock’s GRX-5600, which merges two of the brand’s most iconic styles, the DW-5600 and DW-6900. The result a highly durable watch for those out on the water. It even has the ability to calculate waves with a solar panel for battery collection. Time to hit the beach…



Accessories, Watches

The Casio Pathfinder

By Laura on March 23rd, 2011

Looking for a new watch with a more grown up look? Then check out the new Pathfinder range from Casio. This watch has all the makings of the G-Shock yet with more mature refinement.

Incorporating a durable casing with some great outdoor functions, including a digital compass, altimeter, thermometer and barometer. Additionally, battery power can be taken in from solar energy thanks to the “Tough Solar” feature.

However, at the end of the day the Pathfinder is a watch, and accuracy is paramount. This is provided by a 6-Band atomic syncing feature which allows radio signals to calibrate the watch – super cool in our opinions!



Watches

Storm introduces Pop X watch in time for Xmas

By shinychris on October 6th, 2010

Designed with the Xmas market in mind, Storm’s new Pop X watch range comes with removable fascias that can be put in different coloured straps to suit your mood – much like iPods in different coloured skins.

Six gift sets are available for £59.99: blue with purple and black straps, pink with black and purple straps, orange with black and blue, green with black and blue, black with blue and orange and purple with black and pink.

Other designs shown at today’s press launch in London’s Soho included the Lamour tattoo watch with crystals and glitter and the Plex sporty watch. Most designs are available in several different colours. See gallery below for more information.

www.stormwatches.com



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Celeb Style- TGI Friday Fashion with Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand and Gok Wan

By Will Reid on April 28th, 2008

ashton.jpgBeing boring, tired and suffering from a slight addiction to Russell Brand meant that I spent most of Friday night in front of the TV watching a double whammy of my favourite shows. Yes, for those who missed it, the 25th of April saw The Friday Night Project (with Gok Wan) and Jonathan Ross (with Russell Brand and Ashton Kutcher) provide an excuse for home imprisonment across the UK.

But with this line-up of talent came a few great dollops of style brilliance; Russell’s flip-flops, Gok’s “tin-foil” shirt, Alan’s jumper and skinny tie- the list goes on. I however, have decided to present you with the look I see as most wearable.

See after the jump for details of the great get-up.

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Accessories

Nixon Dark wood watch: Perfect your lumberjack look

By admin on January 28th, 2008

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There are some areas in life where people
like familiarity. Watch faces are probably one of those are. Whenever designers have tried
changing watch faces into something a bit more radical, it’s turned people off.

Nixon aim to change this trend with their dark
wood watch
(£150).

With more than half the face covered in lumberjack-y
wood, the actual time is only peeking out the bottom.  Although it is quite a surly burly watch, you
do get the impression that it’s something John Wayne would have worn if he was
still alive. Or into fashion.



Heroes and Celebrities, Top Five, Watches

Pick of the blogs

By ShinyMedia on January 4th, 2008

Sanyetta Baptiste writes:

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Off the Cuff and Iluwfashion encourages men to ‘watch’ the trends this year with some great watch suggestions.   
A Suitable Wardrobe reflects Fred Astaire shiny chic. Who said patent leather oxfords and button down cardigans were passé? Whether updating those black jazz shoes with Refinery29′s suggested and-I’s lounge wear or a traditional country club cardigan, formal footwear deserves a place in every man’s closet.   
For those gearcravers who still are not convinced of the versatility of the cardigan, how about a Burton Mark XIII Fortress jacket?  Completely waterproof and insulated, it’s perfect for singing in the rain.
Manolo for the Men takes a look at the oddball style in the new Tom Hanks film Charlie Wilson’s War.



News, Watches

Guess watches model comp

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a male model?  Student Michael Rothkopf was whisked off to Basel for a competition to see who would be the next face of Guess watches. The plucky contender didn’t win, but he did make a video for us so check out his exploits.

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